• The Polar Express (2004)

The Polar Express

Release Date: November 10th, 2004

DVD Release Date: November 22nd, 2005

G |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Cast: Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari, Eddie Deezen, Charles Fleischer, Steven Tyler, Leslie Zemeckis

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Genres: Fantasy , Animated , Children

Production Co: Castle Rock Entertainment, Universal CGI, Playtone Productions, ImageMovers, Golden Mean, Warner Brothers

Distributors: Castle Rock, Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Friendship, Creative, Playful, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A movie for more than one season; it will become a perennial, shared by the generations. It has a haunting, magical quality because it has imagined its world freshly and played true to it, show more

  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A story that soars with breakneck pace but slows in all the tender moments. Visually, this train ride is both majestic and edge-of-your-seat. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    An enchanting, beautiful and brilliantly imagined film. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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